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On July 12, the Cranston Memory Café re-opened in a new location at the Cranston Enrichment Center. The café’s new home is part of the Cranston Department of Senior Services “Dementia … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Free lunches for seniors The Cranston YMCA has partnered with Blackstone Health to bring senior citizens a Power Lunch sponsored by National Grid. With additional support provided by BankRI, Power Lunch will provide free catered meals more
Ready to go At the former West Valley Inn in West Warwick, everything must go. The storied facility - the site of weddings, banquets and special events for decades prior to its abrupt closure in 2016 - will soon be razed. On Monday, auction and more
Priest charged with DUI after pedestrian struck A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday night on Airport Road in Warwick, while the Diocese of Providence has confirmed a man charged with driving under the influence in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Stephanie Culhane, who has served on the Cranston School Committee for more than a decade, will step down from her seat before the committee's next meeting. During Monday's meeting of the committee, Culhane said she is moving out of more
DOMESTIC On July 2 at 7:57 p.m., police arrested John Fitzpatrick, 51, Orange, Massachusetts, on charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. On July 4 at 11:48 p.m., police arrested Sabrina McCarty, 28, 186 Concord Ave., more
Decades of delivering On July 12, the Cranston Public Library celebrated 98-year-old Don Mellor, who marked his last day on the job as the library's delivery driver after 36 years. Mellor began working at the library in May 1983 and has been a fixture" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The School Committee on Monday approved a new three-year contract with the Cranston Teachers' Alliance, as well as pay increases for a number of administrators and support staff. Ahead of the committee's votes, Superintendent Jeannine more
In the eye of the beholder Thousands of motorists pass a utility easement off Natick Avenue across from Cranston West every day and probably don't think to look at it. But Erin Spencer of Warwick is an artist and she spotted the unusual terrain more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE New rules governing solar developments in the city are taking shape, and a joint workshop of the City Council and Planning Commission has been scheduled for July 18 to review what is being proposed. An announcement for the workshop - more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year's St. Mary's Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Debate over a resolution regarding the possession of guns on school grounds by concealed-carry permit holders produced partisan sparks during the July 11 meeting of the City Council's Ordinance Committee. In a heated exchange, more
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